Volunteer Opportunities at the Center for Food as Medicine: Writing, Research, Editorial Assistance,

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Center for Food As Medicine

Center for Food as Medicine

About Us:

At the Center for Food as Medicine, we're dedicated to revolutionizing healthcare by leveraging the therapeutic potential of food. Our mission extends beyond research and writing; we are actively involved in community projects promoting health equity and nutritious food access. Our website, foodmedcenter.org, and our newsletter, which reaches over 150,000 subscribers, are key platforms for disseminating our research and engaging with the community.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We seek passionate and dedicated volunteers to join our team in various capacities. Whether you have a knack for research, writing, community engagement, or working with youth, we have a role for you!

Available Roles:

  1. Writing and Editorial Assistance:
  • Help draft and edit content for our website and newsletter.
  • Ensure that all information is scientifically accurate and well-supported by evidence.
  • Collaborate with the editorial team to refine content for clarity and engagement.
  1. Research Assistance:
  • Conduct comprehensive research on the therapeutic use of food and dietary supplements.
  • Assist in synthesizing research findings into clear, accessible content.
  1. Database Creation:
  • Assist in creating and maintaining databases for our research and community projects.
  • Ensure data is accurately recorded and easily accessible.
  1. Community Engagement and Food Distribution:
  • Participate in food distribution initiatives in the Bronx, helping to ensure access to nutritious food for underserved communities.
  • Engage with community members to promote the benefits of healthy eating.
  1. Hydroponic Food Center Support:
  • Assist with maintaining and operating our hydroponic food center in the Bronx.
  • Help educate the community about sustainable farming practices and the benefits of hydroponic systems.
  1. Youth Engagement and Education:
  • Work with youth volunteers in the community to promote food education.
  • Develop and deliver educational programs focused on nutrition, cooking, and healthy eating habits.
  • Mentor and guide youth volunteers in various community projects.


  • Strong interest in food, nutrition, and health equity.
  • Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Passion for community engagement and willingness to work on-site in the Bronx for certain roles.
  • Experience with research and data management is a plus.
  • Enjoy working with youth and have experience in education or mentoring roles.

Why Volunteer With Us:

  • Impactful Work: Contribute to projects that have the potential to change lives and promote health equity.
  • Skill Development: Gain valuable experience in research, writing, community engagement, and youth education.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work with a passionate team dedicated to innovative healthcare solutions.
  • Flexible Opportunities: Participate in a variety of roles that match your interests and skills.

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Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurring

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